Sometimes life throws you a wild pitch that hits you when you least expect it.
I found out earlier this week I have to be in court for a medical case (that's been dragging along now for 4 years) that I'm personally involved in but hasn't really personally affected me.
September 10 at 9am.
I called the attourney.
There's absolutely no way around it, and I have to appear.
Ironman Wisconsin starts September 9 at 0700.
It will take me about 12 hours to finish, putting me at 1900.
The last flight out of Madison that will put me in Birmingham by 0900 September 10 leaves at 1921.
It takes 12 hours 41 minutes per Google Map to drive from Madison to Birmingham.
Prior to court, I would need to shower and have on court clothes.
Cutting it close...
I think I'm out of Ironman Wisconsin.
I think I may be changing my 8 hours of triathlon entry to the full 24 hours of triathlon on September 1-2.
It's a wild pitch, and it hit me square in the shoulder. But it's not going to knock me out... Not going to put me out of the game. I'll still get on base... I'll still get another turn at bat.
I'll still win this game... Just not this time.